L-R: Rick Dovey, past president of the Association of Environmental Authorities of New Jersey, Nicole Wiley, chair of New Jersey section of the American Water Works Association and Jennifer Brunton, One Water Awards Jury Chair present Jan Chwiedosiuk of Middlesex Water Company with the New Jersey One Water Award at the Jersey Water Works Annual Conference. Photo: Middlesex Water Company.
ISELIN, NJ, DEC 11, 2017 -- Middlesex Water Company, a provider of water and wastewater and related services primarily in New Jersey and Delaware, has been selected a winner of the New Jersey One Water Awards. The One Water Awards recognize initiatives that exemplify the principles of the One Water approach -- the belief that all water, stormwater, drinking water and wastewater has value that can be unlocked by implementing sustainable, inclusive and integrated water resources management practices. Awards were presented at the Annual Conference of Jersey Water Works on December 1, 2017.
Middlesex Water was named the winner in the Private Category for its assessment and repair of a 30-inch transmission main under a major state highway using internal application of a carbon fiber-reinforced polymer, the first time this infrastructure rehabilitation technique has been used by a water utility in New Jersey. Other entities receiving 2017 One Water Awards were The City of Hoboken's Southwest Park and the Landis Sewerage Authority in the Public Category and the Stony Brook Millstone Watershed Association in the Nonprofit/Academic category.
"We're honored to be recognized for this sustainable water management project which combined technical innovation and public outreach and collaboration with our numerous partners in support of community priorities," said Dennis W. Doll, President and CEO. "We thank all of our partners for their assistance, we congratulate the honorees in the other categories and are grateful to Jersey Water Works for the recognition," added Doll.
The inaugural New Jersey One Water Awards was sponsored jointly by Jersey Water Works, the Association of Environmental Authorities of New Jersey and the New Jersey chapter of the American Water Works Association.
Jersey Water Works is a collaborative effort of many diverse organizations and individuals who embrace the common purpose of improving New Jersey's water infrastructure by investing in sustainable, cost-effective solutions that provide communities with clean water and waterways; healthier, safer neighborhoods; local jobs; flood and climate resilience; and economic growth.
About Middlesex Water Company
Organized in 1897, Middlesex provides regulated and unregulated water and wastewater utility services in New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania through various subsidiary companies. For additional information regarding Middlesex Water Company, visit www.middlesexwater.com